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spotted lanternfly

Closeup of a spotted lanternfly on the right side of the image, climbing on a thin, grayish-brown branch that runs diagonally upward to the left and is blurry in the foreground to the left. The lanternfly's body is dark bluish-black in color with a pointed head and a black beady eye near the point of its head and a small orange spot below its eye. Its wings, held back over its abdomen, are pinkish gray in base color with several black spots.

As the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) continues to expand its range in the eastern U.S., a new study on the temperatures it needs for progressing through its life cycle offers a clearer picture of where the spotted lanternfly is likely to thrive—and where it’s not. In short, northern ranges and higher elevations could escape its impacts. (Photo by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,

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  1. I live in Long Island, New York, I don’t have trees in my backyard and also around my house, why I had so much of these bugs, the Lanternfly on the outside wall of my house this summer, I was going crazy until the cold weather?

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